This past weekend, with the last strains of a harsh winter replaced by rising temperatures, gunshots rang out in three New York boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan.
Casey Bardowell is 3 feet tall, weighs 50 pounds and is 9-years-old. She takes up to 40 medications daily because she suffers from a severe form of graft-versus-host disease.
World-renowned Egyptologist, Grand Kemetician Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben,” will be laid to rest April 10 at Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, N.Y., after a service at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.
The tributes have been numerous and are continuing for the Black Man of the Nile. Having known “Dr. Ben,” as he is affectionately known, for many years from England to the U.S., this journalist was asked to attend the meeting and bear witness to the proceedings during the organizing of his funeral.
Harlem activist Baylor said, “The mention that one of the teens has mental problems is a ‘red flag’ to stop Black people from agreeing with the tabloids that we have given birth to savages.
People around the nation are asking if police gun violence is reaching epidemic proportions.The name Anthony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, is now on the list of unarmed men of color fatally shot by police. Protest again ensued, fueling the out-of-control distrust between police and the community.
If you haven't seen Kem live ever – peoples you are going to be in such a treat on Thursday, 5th March 2015, at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. He is featured in a line up which includes Charlie Wilson and Joe.
Many events will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X. From Brooklyn to the Bronx and dozens of venues in between, El-Hajj El Malik Shabazz will be honored, discussed, celebrated and mourned.
Last April, 276 Nigerian girls were snatched from their boarding school in the now embattled village of Chibok in Borno State. The international outcry was loud but fleeting.
The reactions to the indictment of police officer Peter Liang in the Nov. 20, 2014, shooting death of Akai Gurley has been swift and pointed.